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The role of GC-MS/MS with triple quadrupole in pesticide residue analysis in food and the environment

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Abstract

Gas chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS) using a triple quadrupole (QqQ) analyzer has in the last few years become a powerful technique for the determination of pesticide residues due to its robustness, and excellent sensitivity and selectivity. This review gives an overview of currently published applications of GC-MS/MS with a QqQ analyzer for pesticide residue analysis of different food and environmental sample matrices. This technique allows the reliable quantification and identification of low pesticide concentrations for non-polar (semi) volatile compounds belonging to different chemical families. It has allowed a notable improvement of methods performance in comparison with the traditional GC methods with single stage quadrupole MS.

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The article was received on 04 Jul 2013, accepted on 07 Aug 2013 and first published on 09 Aug 2013


Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/C3AY41104D
Anal. Methods, 2013,5, 5875-5894

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    The role of GC-MS/MS with triple quadrupole in pesticide residue analysis in food and the environment

    F. Hernández, M. I. Cervera, T. Portolés, J. Beltrán and E. Pitarch, Anal. Methods, 2013, 5, 5875
    DOI: 10.1039/C3AY41104D

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